Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie

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  • My aunt and I stopped by for a quick visit and were pleased with all of the information and history we learned. Unfortunately the trains are not open but the descriptions are informative. The actual m...  more »
  • Great to see dedicated people trying to restore the old trains. Lots of "works in Progress" waiting for resources to restore them. Being a non-profit organization they depend on fees to keep going. If...  more »
  • We visited in August in Snoqualmie and the Salish Lodge for one night and I must say that the entire round in Seattle (not to return except to get some cool in summer) the combined train falls and Lodge was winning (and expensive for the Lodge;). The train passes through the town and you can make a trip of an hour with a few short stops including the Museum of old carriages! Very nice wagons built in 1915 with red velvet and also those 30 and 50 years. There is an open wagon that stops near the overhanging waterfall! You can make beautiful pictures and it does not cost much the ticket for running a well-organized good time! Friendly staff including Machinists and the controller with a parking ticket
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  • Our relatives live in the Snoqualamie area and we were looking for an affordable activity for a three year old who happens to love trains. This museum was a very good option. It has a small historical center with some hands on activities for little ones. Outside there are a few cars and engines to explore. Young kids will like the proximity to the equipment. If there are experts around when you visit, the history of some of the cars and engines there can be fascinating. Even without the deep history, the museum itself is enriching. The gift shop is a highlight of the trip with a plethora of Thomas the Tank Engine paraphernalia. Though the exhibits are limited in scope, the overall experience is fun of small kids and curious adults; it's worthy of a short visit.There's just something about a town with a railroad running through it that feels old fashioned and historic. You can walk around and look at the old trains on display outside and you can enter inside for a small indoor museum. When we went, there was not a guided tour or a special event, but I understand this can be a fun place to visit when there is and you can ride trains and do some extra exploring. We went on an average day just to walk amongst the history. While you cannot walk around inside all of the train cars, seeing them up close and taking a peek inside through windows and doors is a pretty cool experience
  • it was okay for what it was worth. Went here because a relative was into trains. Seemed to be catered to a younger audience with the likes of a Thomas the Train Engine stage, and a small cab a young child could go into. it had some actual trains, but maybe at most 8 of them. The trail right next to the museum is actually a nice walk, so I would check it out.
  • Went to A Day Out With Thomas and it was just perfect. Friendly staff and lots and lots of trains and train related things to do and see! Very well organized and very smooth despite huge crowds of people and their children. Parking was free and nearby. An excellent day for our family!
  • This is an amazing place to bring the family. Our kids had an absolute blast walking around and getting to explore all the different trains. There are even trains that you can walk in to the engine and see how the train engineers operate the old steam engines. We'll definitely be back!
  • Absolutely wonderful place! Took my kids to Day Out with Thomas here last week and it was a very memorable experience! Easy to find, decent amount of parking nearby. Restrooms are clean and well maintained. My kids want to go back on a regular day and are planning for Day Out with Thomas next year!
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